General Description of the Job Class
Provide safety for clinical members during exercise sessions. Triage symptoms and vitals for members pre/during/post exercise sessions. Teach group fitness classes on land and pool. Assist with planning and implementing exercise programming. Provide personal training sessions to clients with a variety of goals and health histories.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
- Participate in screening individuals' medical histories and current Health status to identify major health risk factors; administer fitness testing procedures and counsel individuals regarding test results and us of exercise equipment, assist with fitness-related educational programs.
- Population usually low risk, even though risk factors exist. Entry level work with medical programs, scripts must be co-signed by level 3 Exercise Specialist, Exercise Physiologist or supervisor.
- Plan, coordinate and implement the development of exercise and related programs for a variety of special populations and clinical programs.
- Perform a wide variety of fitness assessments and/or non-invasive cardiopulmonary tests according to work site.
- Responsible for developing safe exercise prescriptions, goal setting and exercise progression for low, medium and high-risk patients.
- Able to teach variety of land and water based group exercise for low, medium and high risk clients as required by work site.
- Requires co-sign / oversight by Level 3 Exercise Specialist, Exercise Physiologist or supervisor.
- Responsible for all exercise requirements indicated in cardiac rehab state license, AACVPR national and ACSM guidelines as applicable to work site.
- Able to teach most/all offered land and water based group exercise for low, medium and high risk clients as required by work site.
- Recognizes symptom changes & signs of problems.
- Knows appropriate medical response / processes.
- Initiates first responder care.
- Active in program certification process and regulatory agency review as applicable to work site.
- Understands care management and interacts as patient advocate for appropriate referrals (non-physician) to other professionals or community services as indicated.
- Function as a Team Leader and performs charge responsibilities
Required Qualifications at this Level
Bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field required.
Level I: No previous experience required.
Level II: Minimum 1-year applicable experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
Level III: Minimum 2 yrs. applicable experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Level I: BLS certification
Level II: BLS; ACSM certification (must attain certification within 1 year of hire)
Level III: BLS (ACLS preferred), ACSM Clinical Certification as Exercise Specialist required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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